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Brian Phelps (December 2006) - an employee of Pfizer in Ann Arbor, presented to the MIUPA on “A Survey of User Interface Prototyping Tools” in August of 2006. Four months later, Timothy Keirnan caught up with Brian to review what Brian told the chapter about GUI prototyping in that meeting more...

Robert R. Johnson (October 2005), Ph.D. Chair, Humanities Department, Michigan Technological University.
Timothy Keirnan spent part of his recent vacation to the Keweenaw Peninsula of upper Michigan talking with Professor Robert R. Johnson. In this interview, Dr. Johnson talks about a National Science Foundation project to teach user-centered design to software engineering undergraduates more...

Paul Green (April 2005), Ph.D., University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
Dr. Paul Green hosted MIUPA’s December 2004 meeting at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. Besides describing UMTRI’s mission and projects, he took us upstairs to let us try the driving simulator. Tim Keirnan caught up with Dr. Green four months later to discuss more usability-in-driving issues, current projects at UMTRI, and the value of side-impact airbags in today’s new cars more...


Josephine Scott (January 2005), Usability Practitioner
Josephine Scott presented on usability of voting systems at MIUPA’s October 2004 chapter meeting. Tim Keirnan caught up with her in January, 2005, to hear her reflections on America’s 2004 election more...

Tom Brinck (November 2004), Author of, "Usability for the Web: Designing Web Sites that Work (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Interactive Technologies)".
Tim catches up with Tom Brinck to discuss reasons for doing both focus groups and usability testing in Diamond Bullet’s projects, as well as usability anecdotes from shopping experiences around Ann Arbor more...


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